The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has made a significant step by ending the issue of three-month visit visas.
An executive at the Federal Authority for Identity, Citizenship, Customs and Port Security (ICP) phone center verified it. “A few months ago, the three-month entry permit was available, but not anymore,” he stated. The option for a 30- or 60-day visa is still accessible, though.
Travel agencies also verified it, in addition. They claim that the option to request a three-month visit visa has been eliminated from the portal they use to grant visas. It should be mentioned that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE’s authorities decided to stop issuing three-month travel visas.
As a backup, the 60-day visa was developed. Later, in May, the three-month program was once more made available as a leisure visa.
It is noteworthy to mention that first-degree relatives of UAE residents are still eligible to use the three-month facility, even if it has been discontinued. The call center executive stated that during the three-month plan, tenants are permitted to bring their parents or other family members.
The CEO and creator of Tahira Tours and Travels, Firoz Maliyakkal, informed Khaleej Times that long-term leisure visa issuance had been temporarily halted. “The impending winter months were contributing to a slight increase in demand for this visa,” he continued.
Other possibilities for visas that are accessible to people who want to stay in the UAE for longer periods of time include:
Job Exploration Visa:
With the “Job Exploration Visa,” anyone can travel to the United Arab Emirates in order to look for work without needing a host or guarantor. For 60, 90, or 120 days, it can be obtained with a single-entry permit. With a Dh 1,000 security deposit, fees vary from 200 for 60 days to Dh400 for 120 days.
5-Year Multiple Entry Visa:
With self-sponsorship, this visa enables several entrances into the UAE, with a 90-day stay allowed each time. Those with valid visas can stay a further 90 days without having to exit the nation.
The Green Visa is allowed for three different purposes:
- high-level skilled worker, and
Applicants must provide supporting documentation, such as a six-month bank statement.
Investment Opportunities Visa (Single Entry):
This 60, 90, or 120-day visa is intended for investors looking to expand their business ventures in the United Arab Emirates. It makes it possible to issue a single-entry visa without the need for a host or guarantor.